Day Tour - Nzulesu Village on stilts


Nzulesu is a village built entirely on stilts on Lake Amansuri. It is constructed out of wood and raffia with one central walkway and about two dozen houses on either side. Presently the village has a population between 500 and 600 people. Why these people chose to built their village in this way is not known as they are not primarily fishermen but farmers. The only way to get there is to travel 5km on the lake in a local dugout canoe. It takes you through areas of marsh and open pools fringed with palm thickets and opens out into the fast expanse of the lake. The trip on the water is very rewarding as one sees many different birds emerging from the reeds or sitting on the low hanging branches of the surrounding jungle.



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